Ben Rumbaugh

1982 ~ 2023 (age 41) 41 Years Old


Ben Lee Rumbaugh, age 41 of Elkhart, passed away unexpectedly at Elkhart General Hospital on Monday, June 19, 2023.  Ben was born May 18, 1982, in Waynesboro, Tennessee to the late Billy and Patricia (Hayes) Rumbaugh.

Surviving are his children Logan (Helen) Rumbaugh of South Bend, Cearia Woods of Osceola, and Peysyn Whitman of Elkhart and 7 grandchildren: Ahmere Cherry, Journey-May Rumbaugh, Tay Rumbaugh, Bo Garris, Justice Garris, Adam McDonald and Kaiden Moorhead. Surviving as well are his siblings Billy (Brandy) Rumbaugh and Shannon Rumbaugh, both of Elkhart. 

Visitation will be held 2 hours prior to the 7:00 pm funeral service on Thursday, June 29, 2023, at Cruz Family Funeral Home of Osceola with Pastor Ed Richie officiating.

Ben was a dedicated and self-employed contractor who possessed a remarkable ability to enhance every project he undertook. Beyond his professional pursuits, Ben had numerous interests that enriched his life. He was an avid fan of the Tennessee Volunteers and found joy in cheering for his beloved team.

He also found peace while spending time in nature, particularly when casting his fishing line into the water. As an avid car enthusiast, Ben spent time in his garage working on cars, and turning them into masterpieces of his own. NASCAR held a special place in Ben's heart, with Dale Earnhardt Jr. being his favorite driver.

More than anything, faith and family were pillars of Ben's life. He cherished the times he spent attending church alongside his beloved mother and he took great delight in reminiscing with his dad, reliving the tales of his past to share with his family.

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